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Don Giovanni

25 July 2014 – 30 August 2014

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: Opera Australia

The serial seducer is on the loose again in a new production of Don Giovanni  from the opera director of his generation, Sir David McVicar. Teddy Tahu Rhodes' Don is mad, he's bad, he's dangerous but, damn him to hell, his serenades are just divine.  

Description

The Don has met his match.  In the role he was born to sing, Teddy Tahu Rhodes' powerful magnetism, dark-hued voice and imposing physique make being bad seem oh so good.

 

The Don has met his match.  In the role he was born to sing, Teddy Tahu Rhodes' powerful magnetism, dark-hued voice and imposing physique make being bad seem oh so good.

Before Don Giovanni opens his mouth, before the curtain has even gone up, Mozart has us jumping out of our skins with an earth-shattering D Minor chord from the pit: the sound of the gates of hell juddering open. Opera's lecherous anti-hero has already been condemned - the work was originally subtitled "the libertine punished", after all.

But how do we judge the notorious ladies' man today? Is he a sex addict, or just a rich, randy player whose diversions have become an inexorable way of life? Are fire and brimstone really his just desserts? And in any case, isn't he losing his touch? Although his list of conquests extends beyond a staggering 2,000 names, we never see him complete his ritual seduction - even if we hear some very persuasive serenades along the way.  

Sir David McVicar teases out the psychological drama of these questions in a highly anticipated new production and Australian debut from the leading opera  director of his generation. 

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.  

 

 

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Artist Information

Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Director: David McVicar
Set and Costume Designer: Robert Jones
Lighting Designer: David Finn
Choreographer: Andrew George

Don Giovanni: Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Leporello: Shane Lowrencev
Donna Anna: Elvira Fatykhova
Donna Elvira: Nicole Car (until 16 August), Jaqueline Dark
Don Ottavio: John Longmuir
Zerlina: Taryn Fiebig
Masetto: Richard Anderson
Commendatore: Jud Arthur


Pricing Information

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Standard $44 - $315
Concession* $44 - $284
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

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Concession price not available on Saturday evenings.

Approved exchanges will occur a fee of $18 per ticket.

Performance Dates

Running Time:

Act 1      1 hour 29 minutes
Interval   30 minutes
Act 2      1 hour 21 minutes

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